Although Metropolitan had received copies of our passports they still managed to get one of our names wrong and were incapable of correcting the situation for the duration of the trip which meant much of our travel documentation did not match our passports – a problem at airports etc. On the return from Galapagos our flight was cancelled at the last moment and we were transferred to another airline (we were grateful, at least we got back to the mainland, others had to stay in a hotel overnight.) But our airport ‘meet and greet’ and transfer to a local hotel did not materialize leaving us high and dry, hot and bothered at the mainland airport to fend for ourselves.
Thankfully our experience on La Pinta improved dramatically. La Pinta motor yacht was a great way to travel round the Galapagos Islands. Even when full, 48 passengers, during the first four days it did not feel crowded; the spacious lounge, the dining room, and the sun deck all had plenty of room. Our cabin was very comfortable (a triple for only two people). The organisation on board was excellent and all the crew were dedicated to ensuring you enjoyed your trip. There was some excellent food, but there were also some rather average dishes, but all in good supply with plenty of choice so it was not difficult to put together a meal to suit most tastes. The naturalist Guides were excellent, roughly one per dozen guests, and arranged a busy daily program of landings on a variety of different islands for walks etc. They also organised the opportunity to swim, beach or deep water snorkelling, kayaking, and trips on a glass bottomed boat to see the huge variety of colourful fish, or just an outing one of the semi-rigid inflatable’s (pangas) to see the coastline, the seabirds, the geology.
Amazing scenery, excellent outings, stunning wildlife. An excellent, if a little energetic, holiday.
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